US President Joe Biden Will Keep Christopher Wray As Federal Bureau Of Investigation Director
President Joe Biden has asked Christopher Wray to stay on as FBI director and he has confidence in the job Wray is doing, the White House said on Thursday.
Appointed by former Republican President Donald Trump, Wray was a frequent target of Trump's anger over the FBI director's refusal to back false claims of voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election.
Federal Bureau of Investigation directors are appointed for 10 years and Wray has six years left in his term.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Twitter that Biden "intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing." Psaki said she caused an "unintentional ripple" on Wednesday when she said she had not spoken to the president about Wray.
Biden's decision to retain Wray as FBI chief was welcomed by Adam Schiff, the Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee and a critic of Trump's handling of intelligence issues.